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Children's Play Sand - 15kg Bag.

<p>Bring the fun of the beach to your garden with this bag of children's play sand. Great outdoor fun for use with sand pits and sand tables. It's perfect for building a great sandcastle! <br \><br \></p><p>Clean, safe and non-toxic play sand. <br \><br \></p><p>For safety information refer to label on bag. <br \><br \></p><ul><li>Capacity approximately 15kg. </li><li>For ages 18 months and over. </li><li>EAN: 5017352651151. </li></ul><p>WARNING(S):</p><ul><li>Only for domestic use. </li><li>To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. </li></ul>
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Is it safe to use for gerbils?
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monkey
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infact sand is very good for gerbils and they should be encouraged to take sand "baths" to keep there coats looking clean and healthy.
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
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kevin the gerbil
Location: gerbilville
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Better ask a pet shop if gerbils are Ok in sand then yes as it is clean and debris free
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
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Nana
Location: UK
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I would say yes it is.
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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JOHN
Location: bournemouth , Dorset.
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This sand is clean and free from nasty little bits of grit. It is designed for use by children and so complies to all the relevant standards. We use it in our parrots' cages (together with a little added grit!). We have owned gerbils in the past and, if added to peat, this sand will make an excellent burrowing medium. Hope this helps.
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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Molosar
Location: Middx
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Does it contain completely dry or damp sand?
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Neuron
Location: Nottingham
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Mine was dry
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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Tkms
Location: Hertfordshire
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The sand is damp and rather heavy to carry so be prepared.
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Mandi
Location: Devon
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my experience is its damp
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
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pmfinishing
Location: syorks
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can it be use for fish tanks
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
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big ian
Location: wolverhampton
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I bought a bag of this sand to use in my 2 foot fish tank 3 years ago. It is ideal for a fish tank as the sand size is lava like once wet. This means it won’t get sucked up into the filtration. I have been keeping fish for 10 years. Fish poo is more visible on sand so will sit on top where as in gravel it would drop down and not be as easy to spot. When you buy this put half in a bucket and stick a hose in it in the garden until the water runs clear. I did not find a need to boil the sand and this did not cause any issues for me. My gold fish is 7 years old and I changed the gravel to sand for 3 years of this period and did not affect the fish, I did get a high flow rate filter as sand does not have has much biological filer properties as sand (surface area). You want the filter to turn over the fish tank water 4 times an hour for optimum water filtration and to make your water crystal clear. I notice another review talks about having issues but personally this product is ideal. The only reason I am back is I have upgraded to a 4 foot tank and am buying 2 more bags. So there you have it, make sure your tank is well balanced and when you change an element of the substrate look at your filter and flow rate.
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Mibandit
Location: West Midlands, UK
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i used this for my tropical fish tank after reading all the reviews...i WOULD NOT recommend using this in your fish tank unless you want constanly dirty looking water...we cleaned it and also boiled it on the stove which did removed alot of the dirt i put it into the tank and filled it..and within 3 days the tank was a horrible yellow greeny grey gruby colour again i would pay the extra money and pay out for proper aquarium sand as we must of been stood taking turns washing it for at least 5 hours...and this was after it had been boiled!! i would upload a picture of my tank with it in but it wont allow me!!
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
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rach
Location: merseyside
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Hello, thank you for your question.

Having looked into your query regarding the Children's Play Sand - 15kg Bag, I can confirm having read previous customer reviews the play sand is suiable to use, however, I advise you to read the customer reviews for further feedback an understanding on your query.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_helper_68
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safety of product
is this sand safe for aquarium use
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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jrmp
Location: derby
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Depends on the type of fish you keep, but is fine for reptiles.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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mbars
Location: England
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Hi there
We use it for our Reptile so i dont see why not good luck
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
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missygrumps
Location: derbyshire
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which grain size does the sand have? can't finde any informations..
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marinda
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Hi,

The Children's Play Sand - 15kg Bag has been specially graded, blended, washed and smoothed to ensure it is not scratchy on delicate skin.

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Argos Helper
Location: Acton Gate
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Small
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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Michelle11
Location: Lincolnshire
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How many litres is 15kg of sand?
All the sand pits are in litres/centimetres dimensions.
It would be useful to know how many bags we'd need.
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chumpers
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It takes 4 bags of 15kg to fill chad valley apple sand pit
Gender: Female
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stacey
Location: Newquay
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its not easy to convert as it depends on the density of what you are converting?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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Paul
Location: Lincolnshire
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Does this sand contain Tremolite or Silica and in what percentages?
Tremolite is known to cause cancer. Does this sand have any Tremolite. Or silica, what percentages?
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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Cresults
Location: surrey
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Hi,

I can confirm that this contains Quartz sand; Silica sand; crystalline sand and Silicon Dioxide. Unfortunately I have not been able to get a hold of the percentages

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Charlie @ Argos
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Why is argos selling 2 colors of sand?
I want to buy WHITE or GREYISH sand only.
I purchased 12 bags and 1/2 were yellow. I did not want yellow.
Am I able to specify the colour and if not why not? How does the sand differ?

Is your sand kiln dried if not is it washed/triple washed?
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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Cresults
Location: surey
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Hi there,

I have looked into this and can confirm that this sand comes from a natural deposit that sometimes has slight changes in colour however, it is all still BS certified play sand.

The sand can be grey/brown/yellow depending on moisture content and part of the quarry.

Colour has no negative effects on the application.

I hope this helps and thanks for using Argos Q&A.
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Adam @ Argos
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Can I use this sand for my bearded dragon?
I have read that you are not supposed to use sand containing silica and was reading through these q & a's quite contently seeing that many people are using it for their reptiles. I then noticed one of the last questions some one had said this sand is 100% silica and thus NOT suitable for a reptile!

Please someone, does anybody know whether I can use this sand in my Viv??
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
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BeardyJ
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You should never use sand for any reptile as it cause compaction. Slate or Lino or better still fake grass.
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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dizzy22
Location: dorset
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What volume of sand (in litres, cm3, etc) is provided by the product?
Since I'm looking at filling a sand pit of a particular volume, I could care less about the weight! I need to know how many bags to buy. Surely most customers would be interested.
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andrew
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Thank you for your question.

After contacting the manufacturer, I can confirm that the Children's Play Sand - 15kg Bag is approximately 1 kilo per litre so an average 15kg bag will contain 15 litres of sand.

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Argos_helper_62
Location: Acton Gate
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